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Il Centro Restaurant and Bar

Waterfront Place 1 Eagle St | Eagle Street Pier, Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia
+61 7 3221 6090
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Overview
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good27%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“crab lasagne” (104 reviews)
“souffle” (9 reviews)
“carpaccio” (7 reviews)
Open Now
17:30 - 22:00 Hours
CUISINES
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€€€
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Value
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LOCATION
Waterfront Place 1 Eagle St | Eagle Street Pier, Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

As an Italian couple we are always a bit concerned about eating in Italian restaurants abroad. However, we have to say that the food here is SO GOOD. Everything is tasty and prepared with care and the staff is incredibly nice as well. We couldn't...More

Thank MonMich87
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our first night in Brisbane and we wanted a fine dinning experience we eat out on the patio as it was cold inside. They sat us at a table close but not directly under one of their heaters but we all ended up eating with...More

Thank Roland I
BoutiqueVenues, Guest Relations Manager at Il Centro Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good morning Roland, I appreciate your feedback and apologise for the time it has taken to respond and follow you up. The detailed points raised about both the food and service is certainly appreciated as without it, we at a head office level are often...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The entrees of crab salad and meatballs were good but the main of veal with spaghetti carbonara and spinach was shockingly bad - arrived burnt, tough and cold - a reall disappointment from what was a good restaurantMore

Thank Shelley F
BoutiqueVenues, Guest Relations Manager at Il Centro Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good morning Shelley, I appreciate your feedback and apologise for the time it has taken to respond and follow you up. The points you have raised about the food experience is certainly appreciated as without it, we at a head office level are often unable...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was after a delicious pasta dish in Brisbane, I thought that I would go high to make sure lunch was nailed! What a bad choice. The service was stuffy and slow, the pasta was undercooked, the duck was overcooked. The tastiest part of a...More

Thank Charlotte S
BoutiqueVenues, Guest Relations Manager at Il Centro Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good morning Charlotte, I appreciate your feedback and apologise for the time it has taken to respond and follow you up. The experience that you have detailed about both the food and the service is certainly appreciated as without it, we at a head office...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had dinner at Il Centro a few days ago and it was a total failure. We ordered two steaks and one steak was cold. So my husband had to eat alone before I became a new one. It was warm and not so good....More

Thank claudiwux
BoutiqueVenues, Guest Relations Manager at Il Centro Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good morning Claudiwux, I appreciate your feedback and apologise for the time it has taken to respond and follow you up. I can certainly see your points made and the disappointment you had in your experience. I would welcome the opportunity to discuss your experience,...More

Reviewed 11 August 2018

The food was excellent and staff were good. The lighting could be turned down a notch as the space is very large, so with the place being so bright, it doesn’t feel as cosy.More

Thank Heartspunk
BoutiqueVenues, Guest Relations Manager at Il Centro Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good morning Heartspunk, I appreciate your feedback and apologise for the time it has taken to respond and follow you up. We certainly appreciated the feedback, as without it we at a head office level are often unable to address and rectify areas that need...More

Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

The food was amazing, so well presented, I can see why it has such a great reputation, we had our own room for a work function & we couldn't fault the service, I was impressed with the size of the meals, would definitely recommend this...More

Thank Rita T
BoutiqueVenues, Guest Relations Manager at Il Centro Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Rita T, thank you so much for the terrific feedback and review. We will be sure to pass on to the team. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

Visited Il Centro for lunch yesterday with some Friends. We had fond memories of this restaurant. However such a shame that the service has fallen so far, the quality food so ordinary and the location so drab. Three of our party dad the signature dish...More

2  Thank Mark F
BoutiqueVenues, Guest Relations Manager at Il Centro Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good afternoon Mark F, I appreciate your feedback and apologise for the time it has taken to respond and follow you up. The detailed points raised about both the food and service is certainly appreciated as without it, we at a head office level are...More

Reviewed 24 July 2018

We have over the years visited Il Centro many many times, the seafood is excellent, it will be a sad day if they close the doors due to renovation of the boardwalk. Love the staff, love the food and love the atmosphere, I don't know...More

2  Thank Bernice D
BoutiqueVenues, Guest Relations Manager at Il Centro Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the comments and review Bernice D. Although there are plans by Dexus (our landlords) of plans for the Eagle Street Pier to be developed and improved, this is unlikely to be for some time (in fact possibly 5 years), therefore there is man...More

Reviewed 20 July 2018

Dinner with friends outside on the deck on a warmish night in Brisbane. The view over the Entertainment Zone and the Storey Bridge creating a fantastic backdrop for the evening! The menu covered selections of all Italian food with the freshest pasta and cheeses, perfectly...More

Thank JulietteJJ
BoutiqueVenues, Guest Relations Manager at Il Centro Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the terrific feedback JulietteJJ. Although going through a rebuilding stage with the teams in both front of house and back of house, Marco, Venada and all in the Group are dedicated to delivering the best that we can be and are very proud...More

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Lyn A
15 June 2017|
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Response from bmw330au | Reviewed this property |
No they dont . This is not Mcdonalds !!
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Anna C
30 December 2015|
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Yes they do. But it's only one kind as their menu gives you more delightful options to choose from.
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Mick A
11 July 2015|
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Response from Robyn H | Reviewed this property |
I would definitely dress well, no sneakers, t-shirts, thongs etc. There was an american couple eating there on the night we went and they were in shorts and joggers, not cool. Lots of trendy bars nearby for a cheeky after... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$17 - US$27
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Waterfront Place 1 Eagle St | Eagle Street Pier, Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Brisbane Region  >  Brisbane
  • Phone Number: +61 7 3221 6090
  • E-mail
Description
Il Centro has long been regarded as one of Brisbane's best restaurants. Located in the heart of Brisbane's premier dining precinct, Eagle Street Pier, the multi-award-winning restaurant enjoys sweeping views of the Brisbane River and Story Bridge. Since 1992, we've provided guests with a fine balance of casual yet elegant al fresco and indoor dining with a modern Italian flavour. Our innovative menu and superb location have made us a popular rendezvous for Brisbane's business community, local residents and visitors alike. Regular guests and first time diners always feel welcome at Il Centro. Good old-fashioned hospitality has been a major ingredient for our continued success. Your hosts, owners Andy and Marcia Georges, together with restaurant manager, Zahir Meher- Homji and sommelier, Shawn Gomes, have a gift for making guests feel like old friends. And this is an attitude you'll find instilled in all our staff. Our innovative modern Italian menu has a distinctly Queensland spin - best illustrated by our signature dish, the legendary Sand Crab Lasagne. And our executive chef, Catherine Anders, uses only the freshest local produce (including Queensland's best seafood and prime cuts) to create a selection to tempt all tastes. If you're planning on joining us soon, why not stop off for a pre-dinner drink at Andy and Marcia's celebrated cocktail bar, Mr & Mrs G Riverbar. The welcoming bar is opposite the restaurant, overlooking the river. Il Centro in the ideal setting for private functions and special events. We have a number of set menus available to suit your occasion. If you have an enquiry please call us. We look forward to the pleasure of your company very soon.
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